David Chase Snubbed by Minolta Mafia

1/19/2008 12:37 PM PST
Steve Van Zandt and some nobody were walking around in New York yesterday ... when ... oh, wait -- that nobody is David Chase!

Chase -- creator of "The Sopranos" -- remained unscathed by the paparazzi, who couldn't get enough of Stevie and his pesky parking ticket.

Shouldn't have ended the series with a Journey song ...